Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook will finish the season averaging a triple-double.

Westbrook scored 23 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and recorded eight assists in Friday’s loss to the Phoenix Suns, but will become the second player — only after Oscar Robertson — to finish a season averaging a triple-double. A sixth assist in the third quarter granted that status.

“I could never say in a million years that I would ever think that was even possible,” Westbrook told the media after the game. “For me to do it, it’s extremely a blessing. It’s something that I’m honored to be able to do, especially in this game today, at the highest level. It’s a blessing. I’m just very thankful and happy to be able to do it.”

Westbrook is one triple-double away from breaking Robertson’s single-season mark with 41 triple-doubles. Westbrook is fourth on the all-time triple-double list.

The former UCLA star is averaging 31.7 points, 10.7 rebounds and 10.4 assists per game. He is averages have not dipped under 10 in about five months.


Posted by Ryan Gaydos

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the LA Sports Pulse. When I'm not doing that or asleep, I am running FoxNews.com's homepage. Follow me on Twitter @RyanGaydos.

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